MONROE -- The City of Monroe Water Resources Department has announced Oct. 31 as the closing date for Lake Lee, Lake Monroe and Lake Twitty, accoring to the City's communications department.

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MONROE -- The City of Monroe Construction Division will be replacing sanitary sewer mains in the street right-of-way on the following streets, according to the City's communications department:

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MONROE — Some may say the story of the “Inherit the Land“ documentary has come to an end with its premiere last weekend. The chapter’s finished and the book can be closed; however, the documentary’s story of how it came together is just one book within a series about spreading an inspiring s…

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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 125,271 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs as of Monday (Oct. 18). The 52% compares to 59% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the co…

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MONROE — The Quality Hill Community Organization, with the support of A Few Good Men, Inc., will celebrate Dr. John S. Massey’s Quality Hill Sanatorium Historic Marker recognition by the City of Monroe this weekend. The City of Monroe installed the marker in front of the previous location of…

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NASHVILLE — Grammy Award winner and Marshville native, Randy Travis, was honored at the CMT Artists of the Year award show on Wednesday night (Oct. 13) at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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UNION COUNTY — As of Friday (Oct. 15), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 124,481 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The roughly 52% compares to 58% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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Wesley Chapel UMC Fall Community Yard Sale

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MONROE — Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) deputies and investigators responded to a 911 call regarding a stabbing incident on Wednesday (Oct. 13), according to a release by the Sheriff’s Office; Tyler Rashaun Mullis was arrested at the scene and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon …

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (Oct. 13), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 124,336 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated under all programs. In the county, 117,675 or 49% are now fully vaccinated compared to 54% statewide.

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MONROE — City Council recently discussed social districts and what it could mean for downtown Monroe. Council discussed social districts with Downtown Director Matt Black during their strategic meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12. They did not vote on whether to implement a social district. They rec…

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MONROE — James Kerr has had an interest in politics ever since his college days at NC State. Though, it wasn’t until this municipal election that Kerr parlayed that interest into campaigning for an elected office. He is running for Monroe City Council and is part of a group of candidates run…

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MONROE — A total of 29 students from the Monroe High School classes of 2023 and 2024 were celebrated on Tuesday morning with a pinning ceremony. These students are part of the Health Science Academy which prepares students for futures in the medical field.

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MONROE — As of Monday (Oct. 11), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 124,100 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated under all programs. In the county, 117,326 or 49% are now fully vaccinated compared to 54% statewide.

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WAXHAW — The Town of Waxhaw has been awarded $425,000 from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF), according to a release by the town. The town said it received the grant money for Phase II of the Waxhaw Downtown Park project.

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Governor names October Minority Enterprise Development Month

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MONROE — The Union County Chamber of Commerce held a meet and greet reception where business owners and members of the community could introduce themselves to elected officials as well as candidates in the upcoming municpal election. The reception was on Thursday night (Oct. 7) at the Dowd C…

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MONROE — As of Friday (Oct. 8), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 123,742 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated under all programs. In the county, 116,875 or 49% are now fully vaccinated compared to 54% statewide.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Turning Point opened the doors of it’s fourth Second Chance store on Wednesday (Oct. 6) with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The store is located at 13803 E. Independence Boulevard Suites C/D.

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MONROE — A teacher at Weddington High School was arrested on Wednesday (Oct. 6), according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO); Santos Alejandro Valladares was charged with two counts of Disseminating Obscenities and three counts of Disseminating Obscenities to a Minor.

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (Oct. 6), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 123,499 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated under all programs. In the county, 116,503 — about 49% — is now fully vaccinated compared to 54% statewide.

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MONROE — Surluta Anthony says she’s a public servant, not a politician. How can we know that’s true? A politician wouldn’t have self-imposed term limits like Anthony.

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MONROE — In April of 2020, Brenda Parson became a widow and sold her home in Charlotte. She purchased a home in Monroe and started her first business in remembrance of her late husband.

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MONROE — A woman and her child were attacked by two dogs — a German Shepherd mix and a Rottweiler — on Monday afternoon (Oct. 4) at a school bus stop, according to information from City of Monroe Communications.

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MARSHVILLE — A 16-year-old male student was found in possession of a loaded firearm on campus by a School Resource Officer (SRO) on Monday morning at about 8:30, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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MONROE — When Marion Holloway had knee surgery earlier this year, he thought his good friend Bobby Kilgore was making a visit to check on him and wish him a speedy recovery. Kilgore did that, but also told Holloway that he would not run for re-election for Mayor of Monroe.

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 123,245 residents of Union County have been partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus under all programs. The 51% compares to 58% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.…

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MONROE — Every Monday, Union Academy charter school updates its own COVID-19 Dashboard, and according to the last dashboard update (Sept. 27), the school has had a total of 160 positive cases among students and staff since July 26.

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UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Thursday (Sept. 30), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) r…

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MONROE — Thomas Stith III, president of North Carolina Community College System, visited South Piedmont Community College’s (SPCC) Tyson Family Center for Technology on Friday morning (Oct. 1), which was National Manufacturing Day.

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MONROE — Julie Thompson is a native of Monroe and hopes her personal experience being a life-long citizen, as well as her knowledge of the city’s history, will help her become a productive member of City Council should she be elected this November.

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MONROE — During a two-day compliance investigation of 61 registered sex offenders within Union County, law enforcement made three arrests, according to a release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday (Sept. 30).

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RALEIGH — Two parks and recreation departments within Union County have received a combined $775,000 for projects from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PAFTF), according to a report from the office of Governor Roy Cooper.

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MONROE — Johnny Mack Thompson, a resident of Unionville, died due to injuries from a fire in his house on Thursday (Sept. 30) morning, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

MONROE – Union County Public Health and Union County Public Schools have agreed on a process for “identifying and excluding students and staff who are identified as being a positive case or a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19,” according to a statement from Union Coun…

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MONROE — Approximately 51% of Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, which has taken the lives of 289 County residents since the first death was confirmed on April 9, 2020.

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MONROE — A Monroe man was arrested on Tuesday (Sept. 28) and charged with one count of Trespass/Enter School or Activity Bus, Refuse to Leave and one count of Disorderly Conduct on a School Bus, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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MONROE — The City of Monroe Construction Division will be replacing sanitary sewer mains in the street right-of-way on Miller Street between West Roosevelt Boulevard and East Myers Street and on Castle Road at Walkup Avenue, according to a release from the City’s communications department.

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MONROE — City Council has voted 5-2 on a resolution to censure councilwoman Angelia James. The resolution “condemns her actions in the strongest possible terms as not meeting the standards expected of members of the City Council and leaders of the City of Monroe.”

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MONROE — James Maye has been promoted from Sergeant to Public Information Officer Lieutenant within the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Eddie Cathey announced on Tuesday (Sept. 28).